Issues, Principles and Attitudes

Examining perceptions from select academics

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Unformatted text preview: een debated ad nauseum. Need for single accrediting group for both individuals and programs. Expand EMAP. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II Involving the general public in taking some responsibility for their own security. Democratising civil protection. Developing robust, standardised methods of emergency planning based on reliable scenarios. Ensuring that emergency management is transformed into a fully-fledged profession and that professional qualifications are properly recognised in personnel decisions and work processes. Ensuring that agencies involved in emergency management work together according to plan and are familiar with each other's cultures, procedures, protocols, faces, etc. 1-12 Concur ~ The most important point here is personal responsibility. We need effective public awareness, education and incentives to promote individual and family preparedness. The American public needs to understand that the posse may be delayed when it comes to providing relief. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ The issue of community involvement in emergency management is critical and points to a different set of required knowledge, skills and relationships for the future.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ As a group weak and redundant. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Yup. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~It is difficult to get citizens to be responsible for their own actions.1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Q1B: What do you believe are the fundamental principles of emergency management? Emergency Management is fundamentally the linchpin of coordination in hazards analysis, vulnerability and capability assessment, planning, preparing, followed by appropriate education, training, and exercise. 1-1 40 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Concur ~ These are all very important but need to be supported by general management and leadership competencies. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Not entirely clear on the meaning of linchpin in this case. Coordination is important but emergency management must also learn to let go of the sole responsibility focus and let other community stakeholders share in the responsibility for public safety. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Coordination is key. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Mitigation. 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Emergency managers are coordinators can only achieve their goals by working effectively with others. Disasters are more than just large emergencies. There are demands that are common to all emergencies/disasters/catastrophes, but there also are distinct demands of each type of hazard agent. People (in and out of organizations) don't respond to disasters the way they are portrayed in the media. Emergency managers must be willing to work with and learn from people in many different disciplines (physical, biological, and social sciences; engineering, planning, architecture, and medicine/public health. Equipping, training, exercising, and critiquing are just as important as planning and staffing. Emergency managers must work with land use planners and building inspectors to promote hazard mitigation. Emergency managers work in a federal system. 1-2 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ This is a varied set of responses but I agree with all of them. Not sure they're "principles". 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Coordination is key. 1-8 II 41 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~Emergency managers work in many levels in government. They are also in the private sector. 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II Understanding all community priorities and incorporating EM within these priorities; An understanding of local politics and their impact on resource allocation; The ability to really communicate (create a dialogue) with community members at all levels; The ability to develop coalitions and consensus; The ability to manage and lead in complex and dynamic situations; The ability to make a case for allocating resources to mitigation focused initiatives; The ability to identify, understand and respond to the requirements of special needs populations in the community. 1-3 Concur ~I strongly concur with this focus on integrating emergency management with community decision making.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Coordination is key. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ It is hard to understand ALL Community Priorities and incorporate with EM. 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II 1. An integrated approach that recognizes that risk (as generated by our hazards and vulnerability) and the impacts of specific events ar...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course EM EM-2212-26 taught by Professor Arlenemacgregor during the Spring '08 term at Mass Maritime.

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